Self-consumption. Eiffage Energía begins work on what will be the largest 100% photovoltaic self-consumption facility in Spain, and one of the largest in Europe, developed by the CosentinoGroup. We will be responsible for the installation of almost 37,000 solar panels, 540Wp each and with a fixed structure, on land spanning over 40 hectares. The facility is located in the municipalities of Partaloa and Cantoria, within the Industrial Estate the multinational has in Almeria. Most of the plant belongs to the municipality of Cantoria and a small part belongs to the municipality of Partaloa. With this project, which will be active during the first quarter of 2022, Cosentino will be establishing a new model for renewable electricity management in Spain’s industrial field. The facility will have a power level of around 20MWp. It will generate approximately 34,000 MWh per year, representing around 25% of Cosentino’s annual consumption.
Self-generated photovoltaic energy
Thanks to this system, which will involve a total investment of over 10 million euros, approximately 25% of the total electrical energy will not only be green but will also be self-generated photovoltaic energy, reinforcing Cosentino’s sustainability policy. This policy is shared by our company, which avoids the emission of more than 13 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. This is made possible by our low-carbon strategy, which aims for an overall reduction in emissions across the value chain. Thus, this project will not only contribute to reducing Cosentino’s carbon footprint, but will also combine a biodiversity recovery initiative. Thus, 15 hectares forming part of the solar farm will be dedicated to a biodiversity project, based on the planting of native flora and species.
About the Cosentino Group
The Cosentino Group is a global, Spanish, family-owned company. It produces and distributes innovative surfaces of high value for the world of architecture and design. As a leading company, it imagines and anticipates, together with its customers and partners, solutions that deliver design and value and inspire people’s lives. This objective is possible thanks to pioneering brands and leaders in their respective segments, such as: Silestone®, Dekton® or Sensa by Cosentino®. Innovative surfaces that allow you to create unique atmospheres and designs for the home and public spaces. The group bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development programme, respect for the environment and sustainability, its permanent corporate commitment to society and the local communities in which it is present, training, equality and occupational health and safety. The Cosentino Group distributes its products and brands in more than 110 countries from its headquarters in Almeria (Spain). The multinational is currently established in 40 countries and has subsidiaries or its own commercial assets in 30 of these. The multinational has 8 production plants (7 in Almeria (Spain) and 1 in Brazil), 1 Smart Logistics Centre in Spain and more than 140 sales and distribution facilities around the world. More than 90% of the Cosentino Group’s turnover is generated in the international markets.